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  P-38 Lightning
P47 Thunderbolts of the 406th Fighter Group, in company with P38 Lightnings, support the advancing armor of General George Pattons US Third Army as they prepare to relieve the battered 101st Airborne Division from their heroic defence of Bastogne during the final climax to the Battle of the Bulge, 24 December 1944.
Although the P-38 Lightnings flown by the group were not equipped for night fighting, and the pilots lacked any training for such missions, the pilots felt that under the right conditions (clear skies and plenty of moonlight) that they could successfully navigate to and attack their targets.
Following the War, Bill Harris, who was the highest scoring ace of the Thirteenth Air Force with 16 victories, left the service and returned to his native California, where he has been active for more than fifty years in the farming, ranching, and lumber businesses.
www.aviationartprints.com /ightning.htm   (3828 words)

  
  World War II -> Causes and Outbreak on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After World War I, defeated Germany, disappointed Italy, and ambitious Japan were anxious to regain or increase their power; all three eventually adopted forms of dictatorship (see National Socialism and fascism) that made the state supreme and called for expansion at the expense of neighboring countries.
The failure of the League to stop the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1931 was followed by a rising crescendo of treaty violations and acts of aggression.
The German blitzkrieg, or lightning war, with its use of new techniques of mechanized and air warfare, crushed the Polish defenses, and the conquest was almost complete when Soviet forces entered (Sept. 17) E Poland.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/ww2_causesandoutbreak.asp   (1130 words)

  
 WORLD WAR II: A Selected List of References (Main Reading Room, Library of Congress)
War Crimes and the Holocaust 22 Edelheit, Abraham J. Bibliography on Holocaust literature / Abraham J. Edelheit and Hershel Edelheit.
Records the bigotry and gross exploitation of American fears, which led to the painful World War II experiences of Japanese-Americans, sho were uprooted from their homes and herded into camps under Army supervision, on the assumption that they were or could be traitors to their country.
E181.M55 The director of the Truman Library argues forcefully for the recognition of the significance of presidential libraries in the study of the war.
www.lcweb.loc.gov /rr/main/gopher/WWII_bib.html   (6036 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Lightning War: Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940: Books: Ronald E. Powaski
In Lightning War, historian Ronald Powaski tells the dramatic story of the German defeat of the Allies in northern France and the Low Countries in 1940.
From the Battle of the Meuse to the German drive to the English Channel, from the Weygand Plan to Operation Dynamo, Powaski relates the events through the eyes of the generals, politicians, and servicemen who witnessed and forever shaped history.
Lightning War is an authoritative examination of the crushing German victory over the Western Allies in May and June 1940.
www.amazon.com /Lightning-War-Blitzkrieg-West-1940/dp/0471394319   (1468 words)

  
 Kursk Borodino Napoleon Stalin Hitler Citadel Zhukov
In a war which had turned into a series of battles and in which the Russians continued to fight even while retreating, he was not counting on a single victory to intimidate Stalin.
The success of the various blitzkrieg campaigns, the high impact "lightning war" had established the norm and suggested that German victory was inevitable in any encounter.
The economic advantage of blitzkrieg was that it was a cheap method of waging war, given the relative swiftness with which it was concluded.
www.periclespress.com /Russia_Kursk.html   (9553 words)

  
 The History Channel - World War II
This was blitzkrieg (lightning war): the use of armor, air power, and mobile infantry in a pincers movement to encircle the enemy.
Between September 8 and 10, the Germans closed in on Warsaw from the north and south, trapping the Polish forces west of the capital.
The first plan had been to have the main force go through Belgium, as it had in World War I. Gen. Erich von Manstein (1887—1973) and some other advisers, however, had persuaded Hitler to shift the main force south to the area of Luxembourg and the Ardennes Forest.
www.historychannel.com /worldwartwo/?page=war   (1395 words)

  
 Christian Media Network - Last Days Overview - Page 2
Because the lion, the bear, and the Leopard/Panther are all beasts of prey, the connotation intrinsic in the imagery of these beasts is clearly militaristic.
According to the Encyclopedia Americana, "...lightning war was thought by the Prussian (German) general staff to 'be the only means to win…'."16.
The likelihood is the four heads refer to the fourfold division of authority that occurred under the four victorious allies under the QUADRIPARTITE agreement that legally enforced the occupation of Germany after Hitler's defeat.
www.christianmedianetwork.com /lastdays2.html   (1891 words)

  
 Blitzkrieg (Lightning War)
In the first phase of World War II in Europe, Germany sought to avoid a long war.
In December 1941, Hitler unilaterally declared war on the United States, which consequently added its tremendous economic and military power to the coalition arrayed against him.
A second German offensive against the Soviet Union in 1942 brought German forces in the east to the shores of the Volga River and the city of Stalingrad.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?ModuleId=10005437   (401 words)

  
 german blitzkrieg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In military history, Blitzkrieg, from the German lightning war, describes a military tactic used by the German army at the beginning of World...
"The Lightning War" PzKpfw IV Ausf D from 5th company of 2nd Panzer Division.
Blitzkrieg - the german world war 2 tactic...
learning-gd.com /articles/201/german-blitzkrieg.html   (221 words)

  
 Lightning War, Tower Game's World War II java game
Lightning War, Tower Game's World War II java game
Lightning War puts you in command of Axis or Allied forces during the Second World War.
You can also Invite your friends along for a game and play for fun and/or until you are greatest General of the Second World War that ever lived.
towergames.com /lightning_war.jsp   (358 words)

  
 MySpace.com - Lightning War - - Grindcore / Death Metal - www.myspace.com/lightningwar
MySpace.com - Lightning War - - Grindcore / Death Metal - www.myspace.com/lightningwar
Lightning War's Latest Blog Entry [Subscribe to this Blog]
Lightning War is NAMBLA's ethnic minority and retard division.
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 World War II: Causes and Outbreak
After World War I, defeated Germany, disappointed Italy, and ambitious Japan were anxious to regain or increase their power; all three eventually adopted forms of dictatorship (see
The Luftwaffe and its Allied Air Forces in World War II: parallel war and the failure of strategic and economic cooperation.
World War II and the Japanese in the prewar Philippines.(The Japanese Occupation in Southeast Asia) (Journal of Southeast Asian Studies)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0862008.html   (655 words)

  
 eRules
War Between The States - Rules and Graphics - 09/05/06
War Between The States 2nd Edition E-Rules - 11/09/06
War In The Pacific Rule Book PDF (2.2meg Zip folder)
www.decisiongames.com /html/erules.html   (184 words)

  
 Service of Supply WWII Information
Even if we did get it from the krauts it's a beautiful song, and the only redeeming thing is the rumor kicking around is that "Lili" is an ancient French song, stolen by the Germans.
He wrote to his mother in New York asking her to send him a monthly parcel of a box of Montecristos, six boxes of stockings and six lipsticks.
Deadpan, for most of the rest of the war she dispatched regular consignments of men's long socks and Vaseline sticks for chapped lips.
www.serviceofsupply.com /WWIIInfoPage.htm   (970 words)

  
 CHRISTIAN MEDIA RESEARCH -- CM CURRENTS 56
ccording to the Encyclopedia Americana, "...lightning war was thought by the Prussian (German) general staff to 'be the only means to winÂ…'"
However, moving to the most recent and overt manifestation, it should be apparent that the four head's primary fulfillment refers to the fourfold division of authority that occurred via the four victorious allies under the QUADRIPARTITE agreement that legally enforced the occupation of Germany after Hitler's defeat.
The power struggle that ensued eventually boiled down to two factions that produced a series of wars known as the Ptolemaic-Seleucid wars.
www.christianmediaresearch.com /cmc-56.html   (2893 words)

  
 First World War History
Welcome to the website dedicated to the Historical Military Art Prints of the First World War published by The Military Art Company Cranston Fine Arts.
By the worlds leading artists covering many of the great battles of the Great War
Last Stand of the 5th (Gibraltar) Battery by Terence Cuneo
www.first-world-war.com   (386 words)

  
 Rent War Titles @ Booksfree
Booksfree has an incredible selection of War books that will be delivered right to your front door.
Hunters In The Fog War Diary To Screenplay
The Marines Of Autumn A Novel Of The Korean War
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 News and Reviews. Information about our online game system, our Civil War game and other stuff at Tower Games
Tounaments with prize money, professional wargaming, change to reinforcements entering game, Battle of Bastogne.
Lightning War, WWII game, online editor, Gettysburg Day 2, march columns.
I'm very excited to hear some preliminary details about Towergames' new WWII game.
towergames.com /newsandreviews.jsp   (564 words)

  
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Dzirkals, Lilita F. "Lightning War in Manchuria: Soviet Military Analysis of the 1945 Far East Campaign", July 1975
Handel, Michael I. "The Yom Kippur War and the Inevitability of Surprise" (International Studies Quarterly), September 1977
Oman, C.W.C. "The Art of War in the Middle Ages" (edited and revised by John H. Feeler, 1953), 1885
www.belisarius.com /modern_business_strategy/boyd/boyd_read_list.htm   (1529 words)

  
 Wargames
Police Action - these are the rules I use for company and battalion level and riverine actions in Vietnam using 10mm figures, mostly Skytrex and Wild Geese.
Post 1945 Links - sites which may be useful to users of FireForce, Police Action and other post 1945 wargames.
De Bellis Horibilis - DBA in the Great war and Russian Civil war
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